Sounds on West
Have been to sounds on west 3 times now, after the main is served we never see any staff member approach us to ask if we would like desert we have always sat at the far end in a 2 person setting and yes we would have had desert
seats very uncomfortable, felt like in very low class restaurant. the pork belly could not eat too fatty really awful. Brisket not much better. I have been to several other smoke houses . Must say i would not go back to Sounds on West very disappointing. We live at Erina , and travelled to Umina . DRove past smpke house at Erina wont do that again . over all very poor experience . The wedges where the hihlight of the meal . That and leaving the awful seats .
Never fails to impress, perfectly smoked meats, great drink selection and live music. What more could you ask for?
Thanks for the great review Josh! Glad you liked it, and hope to see you back here soon :)
Great place, great service, loved the solo guitarist/vocalist.
So glad you enjoyed you visit :)
Everything was amazing from the moment we arrived, until the moment we left.
Thank you for amazing food & customer service!
You will want to return again and again after you visit Sounds on West. The smell of the smoker in the air and the smoked meats are mouthwatering. The cocktails and drink selection is spectacular and the ambiance is chilled. Love it and cant wait for the next visit.
We absolutely love Sounds on West. Delicious food, great service and great vibe. Love the live music too!
Outstanding food great atmosphere good service great music and close to home
Delicious brisket and beef ribs, even the side slaw was yum too. Generous serving of the mac and cheese! Service was a little awkward and slow - maybe some new processes needed. In saying that we are quite relaxed and patient so things that may bother others doesn't really bother us. Overall would definitely come back again if we were in the area!
We made a reservation for 6.30pm. We arrived at 6.20pm. The restaurant was near empty. We were seated at a table right in front of the front door on a windy evening. We asked if we could move to one of the many vacant tables away from the front door. We were told this was not possible. We did not enjoy our meal. Half a dozen tables remained vacant when we left. It’s a shame because we live in the area and are repeat customers. We were not happy with our experience last Friday (as we’re a number of other patrons) and won’t be quick to return. Disappointing..,
Great outdoor area for kids. Food was yum. Kids food was a little too fancy for my kids (boring) palate but they loved the playing area so all was good!
The venue and service were excellent. Very attentive. They had live music which added to the great atmosphere. We ate inside but checked out their outdoor eating area and it was very inviting. Drinks were very expensive. The deep fried camembert was a good starter as were the smoked meat beans. For the mains, we ordered the smoked brisket, pork belly and ribs. Brisket and pork belly were dry and disappointing but the ribs were very good. We had a vegatarian in our midst who ordered the gnocchi but found it too oily and not very nice. For dessert, we got house doughnuts, creme caramel and banana split. Doughnuts were abit too doughy for us - yummy on first bite but abit too much afterwards, and the creme caramel and banana split were both okay but nothing to write home about. Glad we tried it out and it was still a good night, but we probably won't go back as it was quite expensive and some of the food was a let down.
We had been to this restraunt before so had an idea of the food and setting. Would very much like to see a potato option with the main.
My partner had maple pulled pork and i had lemon chicken maryland both meals were very good. If order ing beer they use funny shaped glasses but we both tried different beer and again were happy.enjoyed the meal and will return .
Over priced beer and a very small main rib meal for the price.
Spacious venue and good size tables
Great food and good friendly service.
Always a great experience here, the crew are always friendly and the food is amazing!
We are regulars to sounds on West & every time we dine there we walk away satisfied by the meals, staff & the ambience. We enjoy the experience on a Friday or Saturday night we’re on the odd occasion they have a musician playing near the bar which makes the overall mood a lot better!
Great selection on the menu and the food was great. Plenty of choice for all tastes. The live music is a great touch and the performer was exceptional - what a fantastic venue!
Was awesome! Definitely be back, Good was great service was great outdoor area was beautiful
Myself and my partner plan trips to Umina just to eat and drink at this brewery. Delicious fresh food. Wonderful service. There is a lot to love here.
Great atmosphere and wonderful selection of food and drinks. The Cocktails are a must try and best margaritas on the coast!
The food is delicious, the drinks are delicious. Quick service. The entrees as very yummy
Food was great - service slow as it was quite busy maybe more staff needed. In saying that staff very friendly and apologetic if the delays. Would definitely go back again.
Fantastic service, great feel to the restaurant, exceptional drinks selection. If you're a big meat eater this is the place for you!
Must say that customer service made up for the food. We ordered the Jalapeno poppers and corn to start. The jalapeno poppers had a nice filling bit the 'Jalapeno' itself was raw and tasted like a green capsicum.....I thought Jalapenos were meant to be spicy???We also had the corn and normally I love corn but the marinade on the corn made it inedible.....I don't think the flavors complemented the corn at all. My sister had the Brisket which she loved, great flavour and very generous portion. She ended up taking half home in a container which the waitress kindly offered which was nice....we didn't have to ask. I ordered the Gnocchi with mushroom and I think it did mention in the menu that this was a light meal but it was extremely small, very nicely presented though. The smokiness on the mushrooms also did not taste too great. I ended up ordering the chicken burger as i was still hungry. I first asked the waiter to confirm if it was made with chicken breast and after checking he confirmed it was, I told him I would like to order one. After waiting for about 20 minutes I enquired with one of the waitresses on the chicken burger only to be told that no order had been placed for a chicken burger. When my burger did finally arrive the chips were so soggy, when I held one up it was literally droopy. When I showed the waitress she said the chips I got were different to my nephews who had got a wagyu burger with shoestring fries (which he also loved ALOT!!!) She said that these were hand cut and depending on how they were cut depends on how they would come out. I told her they should not be oosing in oil. She organised another plate of chips for me which came out nice and crunchy, just the way chips should be. My impression of Sound on West, if you like meat and meat only try this place as anything that was not meat was not cooked well or did not taste great.
Sounds never fails to produce, it is a regular spot for us with amazing food, extensive beer menu and great music!
Incredible table service, restaurant has a relaxed vibe that exudes cool with a little bit of hipster. We ordered the brisket and burger, both cooked and made to perfection and complimented well with the slaw and specialty bbq sauce. It’s always a delight coming to Sounds On West, thank you for a delicious experience!
Fathers Day early lunch with son. Had paddle each of craft beer - great beers with an outstanding Stout.
Had Shared Plate with Brisket and Chicken plus side dishes. Beautifully prepared and presented. Décor might not be to everyone's taste but we loved it
I loved the relaxed feeling and definitely would return in the future. The brisket was amazing and melted in my mouth. My husband had the pork belly and said it was fantastic. The sides were very tasty and light so didn't take away from the mains. Service was prompt and friendly. A great range of beverages to choose from. The entertainment was enjoyable and at a good noise level. Overall a fabulous and affordable experience.
Always have a great time here! Unique and delicious food, great service and great cocktails. Very grateful to have this restaurant in Umina!
Fantastic food, great live music and great scene. Yeh food was good value for money and we didn’t leave hungry. Grey to have a restaurant like this close by!
Not been for a while, food still amazing, complete change of staff so slightly different vibe - but still love this place!
Buffalo wings were mostly cold - clearly reheated straight from the fridge - terrible
Ordered a large share plate - the only item on the plate that was fresh was the rib. The rest was reheated and dry. The Slaw was dry with minimal dressing. Side mushrooms were good. Truffle fries were cold and soggy. Staff were friendly but clearly inexpereinced. No sign of any person in authority. Overall a major dissapointment from a restaurant that we were very much looking forward to visiting.
Fab food and service-even better that they sell their magical sauce to take home! We’ll be back for sure next time we are in town.
Food was good except alot was not available. Would be good if you had a range of Bourbon
Food excellent as always. Great musician playing however because we were sat right next to him we struggled to be able to talk.. only complaint.
We enjoyed our recent dinner at Sounds On West very much. The service was friendly and efficient, the food delicious with generous servings, and a great variety of local beers. Happy to recommend SOW to our friends.
We have eaten here many times and love the food and have always loved the ambiance and the service. However this time the service was pretty average and the ambiance was ruined by a table of very loud drunk blokes swearing at the top of their lungs to each other. Now this is fine, but when there with our 5yr old and having her ask us what F$%k means while at Our table left us angry. I sent a message to the restaurant who informed that as well as being a family restaurant they cater to everyone. Well in the true nature of a family friendly restaurant you wouldn't allow loud language like that. It's fine to allow loud swearing patrons if that is the aim of the restaurant, but need to advise that you are actually not all that family friendly. But oh my the food is wonderful! We will go back, but as adults only, not as a family.
Fabulously tasty food, amazing cocktails, nice wine list and friendly service.
Always enjoy our time at SoW. Highly recommended.
Enjoyed our night but found the brisket to be tough and it did not seem like it was cooked for 12 hours. In previous visits it would fall apart but this one needed to be cut.
Had friends up from Sydney and will go back
Sounds on West offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4339 9023.
Sounds on West is rated 4.3 stars by 179 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.